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Victory in Texas

This says is all (from the Texas Supreme Court Media Advisory):  COURT SUBMITS PRO SE DIVORCE FORMS FOR COMMENT

  The Texas Supreme Court has approved for comment self-directed forms intended for uncontested divorces for couples without children or real property.

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Carl Reynolds Retires from Texas Administrative Office of Courts

Carl Reynolds, Director of the Texas Administrative Office of the Courts, is retiring.  Here is his biography, as distributed at the January 2012 Shared Solutions Summit: Carl Reynolds is an attorney with extensive experience in all three branches of Texas … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Editorial Board Endorses Forms, Self-Help Services, Unbundling

The Bloomberg Editorial Board looks at the Texas forms brouhaha and comes out in favor of innovations for access: The Supreme Court of Texas, like courts in dozens of other states and counties, wants to make things easier by providing … Continue reading

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Texas Supreme Court Moves Forward on Forms

Real leadership from the Texas Supreme Court.  Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson has responded to the State Bar’s position on forms with this letter to the President of the State Bar.  Here is the key language:

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Texas Reports on 22 State Research Into Impact of Forms

The Texas forms mess, as so often with such situations, is yielding some useful byproducts. This data, collected by the Texas Access to Justice Commission, and blogged about by Carl Reynolds, the Administrator of the State Administrate Office of the … Continue reading

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Carl Reynolds, Texas State Court Administrator, Blogs on Forms Issue

Carl Reynolds, the Administrator of the Texas Office of Court Administration, has posted a blog post on the state bar’s reaction to the forms issue. It is well worth reading, not only for its substance, but for showing the value … Continue reading

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For Texas Access Advocates, No Good Deed Goes Appreciated

Law.com is carrying a remarkable story out of Texas.  Under the heading Draft Forms for Pro Se Divorce Litigants Create Controversy, the site is reporting on the frankly remarkably intense reaction of the Texas Family Bar to plans for the … Continue reading

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